Waterstones Book of the Year 2019, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse was an instant favourite with our booksellers. A book to bring people together, Charlie Mackesy’s inspirational paintings and delicate calligraphic text are a celebration of kindness, compassion and understanding, conveying an essential message for our time.
Winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019
‘This delicately illustrated tale shows that love towards yourself and others is the only thing that truly matters in our hectic world’ – Nia at Cardiff
‘One of the most beautiful and meaningful books I have ever read’ – Jacquie at St. Albans
‘A poignantly human, refreshingly pure and beautifully curated book’ – Izzy at Piccadilly
Soothing balm for the soul in these turbulent, polarised times, former Spectator cartoonist Charlie Mackesy's tender illustrations have already become an online phenomenon. Now, his finest artwork has been gathered together in this beautifully produced volume, a book to treasure forever and a permanent reminder of the need for compassion and love in a world suffused with ignorance and hatred.
The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse are four friends who share a deep, unshakable bond. Through a series of brief but profound conversations, Mackesy teases universal truths and rich wisdom from the mouths of his characters, celebrating warmth and empathy in all its myriad forms. Exploring kindness through exquisite, sensitive artwork and delicate calligraphy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a moving study in friendship and the perfect gift for those people that you hold closest to your heart.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 223 x 174 x 23 mm
'Pure Joy' - Evening Standard
'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.' - Richard Curtis
'Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now.' - Miranda Hart
'The world that I am required to inhabit is this one, but the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created.' - Elizabeth Gilbert
'Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language of the heart.' - Bear Grylls
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